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Thanks so much for taking the time to respond to my thread. I am in a total pickle at the moment. I have been shooting a mini documentary on a handheld HD cam. I was out of the country, so I was storing all of my footage as I went on a portable external hard drive. The hard drive is a 1TB Seagate Free Agent portable USB. I had brought a mini netbook with me on the trip to use as the portal to upload footage off of my camera, onto the external hard drive.

Now that I am back home, I am trying to edit the footage I have on Final Cut Pro, using my Mac Book Pro. The problem is, I am able to only read footage from the external hard drive. I cannot write anything to it or create new folders in it from the Mac etc. I was under the impression (I feel like an idiot if I flubbed this one), that I could edit in Final Cut Pro on my mac, right off of the portable USB Seagate 1TB Freeagent Hard Drive that I saved everything on. Now I am finding out there are all these issues with NTFS and FAT32. Apparently my external hard drive is a formatted for NTFS and not FAT32. So I spoke with a Mac rep on the phone and they said the way to do this is to move all the footage off the external hard drive and on to another location and then erase the hard drive and reformat for FAT32 and then put the footage back on it. However, I am now reading stuff online about having to use ATA, FireWire, SCSI, RAID or Fibre Channel drives for editing with FCP.
Is this Seagate 1TB Free Agent External Hard Drive that I have ALL my footage on USELESS?? How am I ever going to get my footage into Final Cut Pro now?? I need serious guidance from you experts out there...I am new at all this stuff and that is becoming very obvious. Please, PLEASE write me some suggestions and share some advice...I really appreciate. THANKS SO MUCH!!
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